Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
rifampin

Side Effects

List rifampin side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with rifampin:

Common side effects of rifampin:

  • Abnormal Stool ColorLess Severe
  • Abnormal Urine ColorLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Discolored SalivaLess Severe
  • Discolored SputumLess Severe
  • Discolored SweatLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Tear Color ChangeLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of rifampin:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • Flu-Like SymptomsSevere
  • Inflammation of Skin caused by an AllergySevere
  • ItchingSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • ThrushLess Severe

Rare side effects of rifampin:

  • Blood DisorderSevere
  • Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related ColitisSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Erythema MultiformeSevere
  • Group of Skin Disorders that Resemble BlistersSevere
  • HepatitisSevere
  • Hepatitis caused by DrugsSevere
  • High Amount of Bilirubin in the BloodSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Interstitial NephritisSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Liver ProblemsSevere
  • Muscle ProblemsSevere
  • Renal Tubular NecrosisSevere
  • Serious Blood Clotting ProblemSevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • VasculitisSevere
  • Yellowing of Skin or Eyes from Liver ProblemsSevere
  • Cannot Focus ThoughtsLess Severe
  • ConfusedLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • DrowsinessLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • GasLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • HeartburnLess Severe
  • Increased Eosinophils in the BloodLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Muscle WeaknessLess Severe
  • PainLess Severe
  • Pink EyeLess Severe
  • Problem BehaviorLess Severe
  • Problem with PeriodsLess Severe
  • Problems with EyesightLess Severe
  • Sore TongueLess Severe
  • Temporary Redness of Face and NeckLess Severe
  • Throat PainLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • UncoordinatedLess Severe

Selected from data included with permission and copyrighted by First Databank, Inc. This copyrighted material has been downloaded from a licensed data provider and is not for distribution, expect as may be authorized by the applicable terms of use.

CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

More about Drugs and Medications

URAC: Accredited Health Web Site HONcode Seal AdChoices